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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by parallax, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Jul 8, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    parallax

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    Hey friends, looking for pics of c.b. or ham radio installs on 2014+ tundra's,,, trying to figure out where i can put a VHF transceiver while doing minimal damage. since most y'all are smarter than me, i know i will be amazed at your ideas.
     
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  2. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    I've got a 2018 I am wondering the same thing. I am trying to figure out how to install my HF and quad band rigs.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    Almost went full install but opted for something easier. Does ok. Not really a cb nut or anything. Usually take with me on long trips or camping

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  4. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Same here. Doing this soon and leaning towards a Stryker unit because of its size. Curious to see what others have done.
     
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  5. Aug 15, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    All the antennas - going to change...
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  6. Aug 15, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    None, yet....
    This is a great thread. I have racking my brain for ideas on how to mount a radio.

    I found this guy on instagram, deserteunner_s, and he makes this mount/cover. I freaking love how it looks and it puts the radio on what I would consider wasted space. Guy said he can make them for race radios or any other single din radio. Is asking $350 though, with leather and matching stitching, just haven’t been able to justify it yet.

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  7. Aug 17, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Wow, $350? Looks good, but turns the housing into a heat box for your rig. Great for aesthetics, but I'd be worried about the added heat by using this
     
  8. Aug 17, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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    i'm going to be putting my yaesu FTM-400 in two spots. the brain is going to get mounted down in the cavern of the center console with some holes cut out for the fans so it can vent. the faceplate is going to go up on the headliner console. i'll be popping out the panel with the map clip so i can retain the sunglass holder. i'll get the mic extension cable, run it down the a-pillar, across the dash then out at the same place i hardwired my midland cb which is near the cup holder in front of the shifter.

    currently researching some ways to replace the stock radio antenna with the cb antenna. i don't ever use the radio so it feels like a nice, clean mounting location. it's a massive PITA to go to though. found a guy who makes a mount for land cruisers and we traded a few emails. he doesn't think it's possible in a tundra which, of course, makes me want to do it more.

    debating on location for HAM antenna. had thought about drilling a hole in the roof for a nmo mount which would cause it to come up through the middle of the roof rack. not sure that's going to be ideal because of possible interference from the rack cross bars. input would be appreciated. so, i may mount it to the side of the rack like i did with my FJ but be smarter and use a motorized one.
     
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  9. Aug 17, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Curious to see what you come up with. I’ve thought the same thing too, since the map holder is basically useless. I’m looking to run the Icom 5100A, which also has a remote faceplate. My concern is if you add weight, that map holder is only held in by small plastic clips, so I’m interested to see if they will hold the load.

    Have you see this for an antenna mount? It comes with the option of an NMO Mount pre-wired and installed. Not sure how I feel about drilling into the cab though. If you have a roof rack, that means you already drilled right?

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  10. Aug 17, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    in my FJ, i epoxied a chunk of 2x4 to the roof. i then mounted the faceplate mount to the 2x4 taking the load off the plastic and the headliner. i'll probably do something similar. i just need to take it apart and take a look.

    yes, the prinsu cab rack that's coming will require me to drill into the roof. i drilled the FJ's roof for the HAM antenna and never had a problem. silicone sealant and these bulkheads are my friends.
     
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  11. Aug 19, 2018 at 1:26 AM
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  12. Aug 19, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    This is under the passenger side rear seat. I plan on moving it to the back wall (where the lug wrench and bottle jack mount) now that I've done the rear seat fold down mod, I just need to cut a piece of 1/12 to go across the back wall, and attach it to the truck.
    [​IMG]


    Who makes this tail light? I want a pair of red S2 Sport LED Pods for brake lights. ;)
     
  13. Aug 19, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    None, yet....
    Evil offroad - Hyperlinked.
     
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  14. Aug 19, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    There's no going back now! This year's crop has been good on the Antenna Farm.

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    Please disregard the garage. We're getting ready to move.
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  15. Aug 19, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    You can connect that transceiver to a mounted antenna too for longer reach. Pic'd is my Midland 75-785 hand held. I've got a CB mounted in my center storage console too.

    cb .jpg
     
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  16. Sep 12, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    Here is my antenna mounts. Still got to get parts for the radio install
    20180908_190503.jpg 20180908_190509.jpg 20180908_190516.jpg
     
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  17. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    I don't have it anymore, but I used to have a hand-held that I connected to a magnetic mount. Worked perfectly while on the trail.
     
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    @vader7071 Where did you get those antenna rail mounts from?
     
  19. Sep 13, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    I'm not sure common mode chokes work when they're not air wound... If that works though that's awesome!
     
  21. Oct 1, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Ckeckout Http://k0bg.com this guy has some SERIOUS knowledge when it comes to mobile installation. Plus I have seen that type of choke in many other places
     
  22. Oct 1, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    That guys is one of the biggest mall crawler posers on IG. Full LT build and he never wheels it
     
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    Indeed he is. Also, long travel is only in the front. The rear is stock leaves and blocks I believe.

    Still a neat concept though. I like how it utilizes effectively useless space and flows into the dash well. Never been a fan one just bolting things onto dashes.
     
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    I WILL DO ANYJTHING FOR THAT SFIFT KNOB
     
  28. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Wow! I didn't know people were still into CB radios.I had one when I was a teen and had a blast with it.
     
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    In the last picture what mount are you using for that FireStik?
     

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